Darla Hood

Actor Darla Hood

Darla Jean Hood was an American child actress, best known as the leading lady in the Our Gang series from 1935 to 1941. She was born in Leedey, Oklahoma, the only child of James Claude Hood and Elizabeth Danner. Her father worked in a bank and her mother was a music teacher.
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13 June 1979
Death Place
North Hollywood

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Movies In The Park Returns To Sharewood - WKSR
Google News - almost 7 years
The sanctity of the He-Man Woman Haters Club is threatened when one of its most respected members, Alfalfa Switzer, falls in love with, of all things, a girl, Darla Hood. It's up to Alfalfa's pal Spanky McFarland to set his pal straight before
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NEW DVDS; It's Spanky And Gang: Hold On to Your Beanies
NYTimes - over 9 years
W. C. Fields is said to have been the source of the show business maxim ''Never work with children or animals.'' ''The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection,'' a boxed set of eight DVDs from Genius Entertainment, offers approximately 20 hours' worth of reasons Fields was right: nobody could compete. Some 220 shorts were produced between 1922 and
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NYTimes - about 19 years
A restaurant review on Dec. 27 about Crabtree's in Floral Park included a proprietor's erroneous reference to characters and actors in the ''Our Gang'' films, and to a connection between the actors and the restaurant. Miss Crabtree, the character for whom it is named, was played by June Marlowe, not by Rosina Lawrence, who visited the restaurant
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DINING OUT; A Mix of Innovative Dishes and Standards
NYTimes - about 19 years
LONG before theme restaurants became commonplace, there was Crabtree's. This 12-year-old Floral Park favorite is named for Miss Crabtree, the teacher in the Our Gang-Little Rascals comedies. Anyone who has a warm spot in his heart for Spanky, had a crush on Darla or loved to imitate Alfalfa's singing will get a kick out of this place. But don't
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Darla Hood
  • 1979
    Age 47
    After the procedure, she died suddenly of heart failure on June 13, 1979 at age 47.
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  • 1962
    Age 30
    Hood was a guest on such TV shows of the early 1960s as Tell It to Groucho and The Jack Benny Show, where she appeared on October 30, 1962 as "Darla" in a spoof of the Our Gang comedies with Jack Benny (who appeared as Alfalfa), and The Charlotte Peters Show in St. Louis.
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  • 1959
    Age 27
    Between 1959 and 1962 she recorded several singles for the small Ray Note and Acama labels.
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  • 1955
    Age 23
    In 1955, she was a leading lady in the act of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.
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  • 1950
    Age 18
    She was a regular on The Ken Murray Show from 1950 to 1951.
  • 1941
    Age 9
    Hood's final appearance Our Gang film was 1941's "Wedding Worries".
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  • 1935
    Age 3
    From 1935 to 1941, she continued to play in Our Gang.
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    She played Darla in Our Gang, except for her Our Gang debut, in which her character's name was "Cookie". She made her debut at age four in the 1935 film Our Gang Follies of 1936 and was soon given a role in The Bohemian Girl with Laurel and Hardy.
  • 1931
    Born on November 8, 1931.
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